We could talk all day long about how incredible dogs are but in this case, we’ll stick to talking about search and rescue dogs in particular! When disaster strikes, these dogs jump in and do their jobs without a moment’s hesitation. Search and rescue dogs receive special training and are invaluable in helping to track and locate people in the middle of a disaster, rain or shine, they’re ready! Take a look at these facts about search and rescue dogs, it’ll warm your heart and you’ll be calling them heroes in no time.
First Search And Rescue Dogs
In the United States, bloodhounds were actually the first search and rescue dogs. They were used by police officials to help track and find criminals and or escaped prisoners.
Hours Upon Hours
On average, a search and rescue handler spends around 1,000 hours becoming field-ready. Crazy, but necessary!